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ID Needed for Voter Registration

Colorado

Your completed voter registration form must contain your Colorado driver's license number or your Department of Revenue ID number. If you do not have a driver's license or department of revenue ID number, then you will need to complete a paper registration form and provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. You cannot use a Social Security number when registering to vote online. If you do not have any of these forms of ID, please check the appropriate boxes on the paper registration application form. A unique identifying number will then be assigned to you by the state and you will still be registered to vote. However, if the identification section is left blank and you do not check the box(es) indicating you do not have identification, you will not be registered to vote.

For more information please contact your county clerk and recorder or contact your local League for more information.

  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A valid Colorado drivers' license
  • Valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue
  • A valid employee identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government or Colorado, or by any Colorado county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of this state
  • A valid pilot's license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or other authorized agency of the United States
  • A U.S. military identification card with photograph of the elector
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that show the name and address of the elector. A cable bill, a telephone bill, documentation from a public institution of higher education in Colorado containing at least the name, date of birth, and residence address of the student elector, or a paycheck from a government institution are also sufficient forms of identification
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate
  • Certified documentation of naturalization
  • Valid student ID card with a photo issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado
  • Valid veteran ID card with a photo issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs Health administration
  • Valid ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership

Any form of identification that contains an address must have a Colorado address to be valid.

 

ID Needed for Voting?

Colorado

If you are voting by mail for the first time you may need to provide a photocopy of your identification with your ballot. Voters who recently registered for the first time and are voting by mail are required to provide a photocopy of their identification.

When voting in person you will need one of the following types of identification:

  • A valid Colorado driver's license
  • A valid identification card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A valid employee identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government or Colorado, or by any Colorado county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of this state
  • A valid pilot's license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or other authorized agency of the United States
  • A valid U.S. military identification card with photograph of the elector
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector. A cable bill, a telephone bill, documentation from a public institution of higher education in Colorado containing at least the name, date of birth, and residence address of the student elector, or a paycheck from a government institution are also sufficient forms of identification
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate
  • Certified documentation of naturalization
  • A valid student identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado.
  • A valid veteran identification card issued by the United States department of veterans affairs veterans health administration with a photograph of the eligible election
  • A valid identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership
  • A Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood
  • Verification that a voter is a resident of a group residential facility
  • Verification that a voter is a person committed to the department of human services and confined and eligible to register and vote

A Social Security number (or last four digits) is NOT a legal form of identification for voting in person. Neither is any document produced by Colorado's statewide registration system.

Provisional Voting

Colorado

You may vote provisionally if:

  • You vote outside the county where you live
  • The statewide registration system shows you already voted in the election
  • You don't present a valid form of ID

You can register and change your address on Election Day to vote a normal ballot.

Provisional ballots will be counted after the voters' eligibility is confirmed and no later than 14 days after a General Election and 10 days after a primary election.

After you vote a provisional ballot, you will receive a receipt. This receipt will explian how you determine the status of your provisional ballot.

A provisional ballot affidavit is treated as a voter registration application for the next election, regardless of whether the provisional ballot is counted, as long as the affidavit contains all the required information and the voter is eligible to register.


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